(out of 5)

Epic French film plays like the kind of grand melodrama that hasn’t been seen on screen in years. A wealthy plantation owner () in French-controlled Indochina is also adoptive mother to the orphan princess () of the nation. The political events that are starting to pull colonial rule out of the area are reflected in their relationship, which grows distant when Dan Pham falls in love with her mother’s lover () and runs away with him. The photography is scenic and gorgeous, there are thousands of extras and lots of grand adventure, while Deneuve’s spirited performance dominates the screen.

, , Bac Films, Orly Films, Ciné Cinq, Centre National de la Cinématographie, , Canal+, , , ,

France, 1992

Directed by

Screenplay by , , , Regis Wargnier

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by

Actors Index:  Catherine Deneuve

Academy Awards:  1992

Golden Globe Awards:  1992



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